Housing renovations to begin in the summer

The Campus Apartments will be torn down and replaced this summer, according to a campus-wide email sent by Vice President for Student and Campus Affairs and Dean of Students Kory Vitangeli.

“The Campus Apartments have been in need of major renovations for a number of years,” Vitangeli said. “We had the opportunity for the project to move forward this summer with the other projects that are taking place in line with the 2030 plan.”

Vitangeli said campus surveys and focus groups were done with students to determine areas of need around campus on the topic of campus housing. The Campus Apartments specifically arose as a concern for students.

Campus Apartments currently have two bedrooms, a living room, an eat-in kitchen, space for a washer and dryer and a bathroom. After the renovations, each bedroom in the Campus Apartments will be single occupancy. Photo by Laken Detweiler
Campus Apartments currently have two bedrooms, a living room, an eat-in kitchen, space for a washer and dryer and a bathroom. After the renovations, each bedroom in the Campus Apartments will be single occupancy. Photo by Laken Detweiler

Each apartment currently features two bedrooms, a living room, an eat-in kitchen and space for a washer and dryer on the main floor and one bathroom upstairs. While some features have not been determined, it is predicted that there will be two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, and each bedroom will be single occupancy. Campus Apartments residents have their own hopes for possible new features and are excited for the upcoming renovations.

“I’m happy that the renovations are finally taking place,” said senior international relations and communication major and Campus Apartments resident Leanne Bassi. “I think the bathrooms should definitely be updated, and new washers and dryers should be put in.”

Sophomore social work major and Campus Apartments resident Taylor Kellam also thinks the apartments are in need of modernization.

“I think they just need a more modern decor and maybe should be offered fully furnished,” Kellam said.“I’m honestly so excited they’re being renovated.”

According to Vitangeli, renovations will begin this  summer and are expected to be ready for student occupancy in the fall of 2016.